BGR Views Changes to Constitution, Tammany Charter

• Bureau of Governmental Research


The Bureau of Governmental Research analyzes four proposed amendments to the State constitution and one proposed amendment to the St. Tammany Parish home rule charter. The report covers amendments that will go before voters on October 20, 2007.

Two of the proposed constitutional amendments deal with State supplemental pay for local public safety employees. The third amendment would tighten funding requirements for future state pension benefits. The fourth would extend a property tax exemption to jewelers for consigned jewelry and artwork. The proposed amendment to the St. Tammany charter would remove the present term limit on the office of
parish president.

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